On April 22, 2015, the Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies was named a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School for 2015. This is tremendous national recognition!
Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies, in Rockford, Minnesota, is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Additionally, you can watch the Secretary’s announcement video here.
In total, across the country, only 58 schools and fourteen districts were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, nine colleges and universities were honored for the Postsecondary Sustainability Award. Duncan and Goldfuss made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC. The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the eighty-one honorees can be found here.
Fun stations were set up that included jump-roping, hula hoops, roller-racers, skip-its, scoop-ball and mini-basketball. During the three-week event, students fundraised an all-time record, over $8,000 for the American Heart Association, and the elementary staff truly couldn't be more proud of the children. Thanks to all who participated in this record year.
For more information about the Jump Rope for Heart program, go to www.heart.org.
Featured will be STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, local careers here in the Rockford area, and careers held by parents in our district. If you would like to join us, contact Beth Russell with any questions or call 763-477-5831.
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NWSISD originally included seven member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. Mounds View Public Schools joined the consortium prior to the 2010-2011 school year. .
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